Modder named Philip earns about six thousand dollars a month thanks to the fashion for Sims 4, which allows Sims – game characters – to use, buy and sell drugs. He receives money from donations from players.
Philip started playing Sims 4, when he and his wife were doing repairs in the house – he wanted to model the future kitchen. Later, he found that he could not use the game to simulate different furniture variations. Gradually, he found the fashion that made the “cocaine tracks” and bongos part of the decor, but they could not be interacted with.
Then Philip decided to try to modify the objects, so that they ceased to be just decorations, despite the small experience in programming. He started by deciding to “teach” the Sims to use cocaine. So he created the Basemental mod , over which he has been working for the last six months.
In the fashion of four types of drugs: cocaine, MDMA, amphetamine and marijuana, Sims can buy and sell them, and also eat. In order for Sim to use drugs, he must first find a dragdiler and invite him to his neighborhood. Sims can also buy drugs through shops in a darkweb on the computer. If the Sims in the “luggage” will have a drug, they can use it, sometimes even without a command from the player. The most “desperate” Sims will be able to exchange drugs for sex, if they have a separate mode for this.
As explained by Philip, he added to the game a hangover, various addictions, as well as non-lethal and lethal overdoses, so that the mod did not become a drug propaganda. He also has other ideas that he would like to add.
I’ve always been a creative person. I make music, do graphic design and things like that. For me, this is just another platform for my creativity, but in an absolutely different way – not like music or something else.
According to Filip, the players often asked him to add a separate career as a dragdiler to the Sims, but he decided not to. In his opinion, Sims who sell drugs should have another full-fledged occupation.
I think this will work better this way. Sims will be annoyed if they receive a lot of phone calls from customers.